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Flutter agrees £155m sale of Oddschecker to sports disruptor Bruin Capital

Flutter Entertainment Plc has this afternoon disclosed that it has agreed to sell its Oddschecker Global Media subsidiary to sports investment fund Bruin Capital for a deal consideration of £155 million.  Issuing a short statement, Flutter revealed that it has secured terms to receive £135 million in cash for Oddschecker, with Bruin agreeing to a further ‘deferred contingent’ of up …

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City examines vital interims as gambling faces sweeping judgement calls  

From London to Wall Street, the interim results of global gambling’s listed incumbents will be probed as the industry faces systemic changes inbound during the second-half year trading. Though the finely balanced outcome of the UEFA Euro 2020 Championships will impact incumbents bottom lines – city analysts will be focused on evaluating which companies are best equipped to thrive in …

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Flutter forms #TOGETHERFORMISSING partnership with Missing People

Flutter Entertainment Plc has partnered with UK charity Missing People, to raise awareness and support the families of nearly 100,000 adults that were reported missing across the country last year. The FTSE100 betting group has announced that its UK facing brands of Paddy Power, Betfair, Sky Bet and PokerStars will promote its #TOGETHERFORMISSING campaign formed with Missing People. #TOGETHERFORMISSING, was …

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Flutter accelerates global growth profile as US options are weighed up

Flutter Entertainment Plc has cited confidence in delivering on its full-year 2021 financial expectations by continuing to establish its individual brands as outright leaders in each active marketplace. Publishing its Q1 trading update, the FTSE100 gambling group recorded double-digit growth across all core divisions, as its monthly average active customer base increases by 36% to 7.6 million (Q12019: 5.6m). Providing …

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Flutter eyes Oddschecker sale as focus shifts to core business growth

Flutter Entertainment is actively reviewing options to sell its Oddschecker business, as the FTSE100 firm focuses its core operations to strengthen its global sports betting and igaming units  This afternoon, Sky News reported that Flutter had recruited New York investment bank Moelis & Company to advise on the sale of Oddschecker – recognised as UK and Australian betting markets’ leading …

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Big Four RET commitment sees GambleAware donations top £19m  

GambleAware has reported a bumper year in voluntary donations, totalling £19 million provided by UK licensed gambling businesses.  Publishing its summary of donations for the 12 months ending 31 March 2021, GambleAware secured a near £9 million increase in voluntary donations provided by UK operators – overall contributions for 2019/2020 reached £10.05 million. GambleAware attributed the significant rise in funding …

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Flutter loses Kentucky appeal on PokerStars $870m litigation 

The Supreme Court of Kentucky has denied Flutter Entertainment Plc an appeal to rehear the litigation made by the state against its PokerStars subsidiary.    The FTSE100 firm’s request relates to the Kentucky Court of Appeals reversing its judgement on PokerStars owing the Commonwealth of Kentucky $870 million for unlicensed online poker wagers recorded between 2006-to-2011. In 2018, Kentucky judges ruled …

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Playtech nets five-year Flutter full service igaming contract extension

Playtech Plc has secured a further tier-1 operator contract extension, as Flutter Entertainment renews its lead igaming supplier services contract with the FTSE250 technology group.  Securing a new five-year contract, Playtech Plc will continue to serve as lead online gambling software and games supplier for Flutter’s Paddy Power, Betfair and Sky Casino brands. Flutter branded Playtech as a key strategic …

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Flutter mulls FanDuel IPO options against fierce US competition   

Flutter Entertainment has disclosed that it is weighing up options to list a ‘small shareholding’ of FanDuel on a US stock exchange as a means to accelerate its North American market profile. This weekend, the FTSE100 betting group released a statement detailing that it was evaluating its capital structure in order to help the company achieve its long-term growth objectives. …

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UK Gambling PLCs take centre stage on Budget week

UK gambling will be at the forefront of global business headlines and further M&A speculation this week as its ‘big-three’ PLCs declare their end-of-year results having navigated the events of an unprecedented 2020.    Opening the FTSE bell on Tuesday 2 February, Flutter Entertainment will publish its 2020 financial results, with City and Wall Street eyes eager to gauge the …

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